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John Donald "Spider" Jorgensen
Birth: Nov. 3, 1919
Folsom
Sacramento County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 7, 2003
Rancho Cucamonga
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Professional Baseball Player. At 5'9", 155lbs, he made his major league debut on April 15, 1947, the same day that Jackie Robinson broke the racial color barrier. Jorgensen played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1950, and the New York Giants from 1950 to 1951, as a third baseman. A native of Folsom, California, he was born on November 3, 1919, and later attended the Folsom High School in 1936 before attending Sacramento City College in 1937 and 1938. He played a total of 5 major league seasons, and his career batting average was .266. He later coached the Fair Oaks American Legion to a North Division Championship in 1967, which featured Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker. From 1981 to 2003, he also scouted for the Chicago Cubs. (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Folsom
Sacramento County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 08, 2003
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John Donald Spider Jorgensen
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